Voting has opened today in order to decide whether University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU) will continue to be affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS). 

Voting opened today (Wednesday 1st June) and will remain open until 12pm on Thursday 9th June.

The move for a referendum followed a petition signed by 699 students at the University.

“2016 has seen student unions at Lincoln, Newcastle and Hull disaffiliate from the NUS.”

In accordance with the SU bye-laws, the quoracy level for referenda is “1000 Full Members of the Union or 2.5% of Full Members of the Union – whichever is lower”. The quoracy level is set at 836 votes.

Similar referendums have taken place at other universities across the country. 2016 has seen student unions at Lincoln, Newcastle and Hull disaffiliate from the NUS.

UoNSU will be hosting a debate on the referendum. The debate will take place on Monday 6th June at 3pm, in room A48 in the Sir Clive Granger Building.

Students can vote in the referendum here:

http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/make-the-change/democracy/referenda/

Steven Green

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